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  • Flu Season Hits!

    Cheyenne County Health Nurse Mila Bandel has asked the school to inform students and parents about the dangers of flu season. Several cases of illness have recently been reported and a few cases of influenza have been diagnosed in the Cheyenne County Clinic. Parents and students are encouraged to read the document below from the Cheyenne County Heath Office.

    Click here to read "A Flu Guide for Parents" from the Center for Disease Control

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  • St. Francis Honor Society 2017-2018


    2017 - 2018

    Reagan Beims

    Hanna Bracelin

    Tate Busse

    Coy De Waal

    Emileigh Dinkel

    Luke Lampe

    Jylian Laten

    Janeth Perez-Medina

    Zoe Sundstrom

    Madison Tice

    Matthisen Witzel

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    Selection criteria include grade point average at or above 3.50, service to community and school, leadership, and character.

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  • St. Francis Students Place in Elks Essay Contest

    Four St. Francis students were recently recognized for the writing in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the Goodland Elks Lodge #1528. Traci Price, English instructor, had the students write essays for the contest as a class assignment. The essays were judged in two divisions. Division I was 5th and 6th grade students. Division II was for 7th and 8th grade students. Division I had 156 entries and Division II had 74. St. Francis students receiving recognition for well-written essays were Colton Raile, Jordan Smull, Molly Gilliland, and Dani Broughman.

    The essays have been forwarded for judging at the District Level. The students will receive certificates and monetary awards later in the school year when all judging (district, state, and national) has been completed.

    The winners of the essay contest are listed below.

    Division Place Student/School
    Division I 1st Colton Raile, St. Francis

    (tie) Brady Brumbaugh, Goodland

    Jordan Smull, St. Francis

    3rd Cole Linton, Goodland
    Division II 1st Jillian Niblock, Heartland Christian - Colby
    2nd Molly Gilliland, St. Francis
    3rd Dani Broughman, St. Francis

    The essays written by the students are reproduced below for your reading enjoyment.

    Why Our Veterans Are America's Heroes

    by Jordan Smull

    "The real hero is the man who fights even when he is scared,” a quote by General George S. Patton, a famous general in World War II. Even though the soldiers were terrified for their lives, they would fight with courage until the very end. That courage makes all of our veterans American heroes. Those soldiers were willing to sacrifice all they had. They were also selfless because they went to war to defend America and keep us free.

    American veterans were all heroes for their sacrifice of putting their lives in danger when duty called. Death was always in the back of their minds. Another sacrifice was the time they spent away from their families back home. They also missed everyday conveniences like bathrooms and fresh running water. Because of their sacrifices, the soldiers showed they were selfless.T

    These American Heroes were selfless because they put their country’s freedom before themselves. They were willing to die for that freedom. They were also selfless when it came to saving the lives of fellow soldiers in the war. When they were in the middle of fighting and the bullets were flying around them, they never gave up. American heroes knew what needed to be done.

    Veterans are American heroes because they were selfless and willing to sacrifice their lives so we can be free. As General Patton said, “The real hero is the man who fights even when he is scared.¨


    Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes

    by Dani Broughman

    "Then there are the sheep—good people, everyday people who go about their lives, able to do so in safety only because they are protected from the wolves. For the most part, they are not aware of the wolves, or that they are being protected from them.” This quote is by Brandon Webb, an American soldier. It shows that people are not aware of the bravery and sacrifice that occurs everyday by American soldiers. Veterans should be treated with respect, because they gave up their everyday lives to let others live in freedom. Bravery is part of sacrificing because veterans were brave and strong enough to fight. Not a single veteran should be disrespected, they are America’s biggest heroes.

    Veterans are heroes because they were willing to serve others. They could have stayed at home where they were safe, but, they left so their family would be safe. Veterans put others before themselves. Veterans had to sacrifice a lot because they knew there was a possibility that they would not make it home, which took bravery.

    Veterans had to be brave. They were brave enough to be prepared for war and ready to fight. They had to be strong and brave to leave their family and normal lives to protect others, sometimes in unknown places.

    Every person who has served in the military should be appreciated. They should be loved by every American because they sacrificed to make everyone’s lives safer. If anyone passes someone who has served then they should thank them for their bravery and how they sacrificed for our freedom.


    Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes

    by Molly Gilliland

    "In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it,” is a quote from Barack Obama, former U.S. President. The veterans that fought for our country loved and gave everything to save it. No matter what the job, no matter the rank, all veterans should be respected and honored.

    Our veterans are selfless, and did whatever it takes to keep us unharmed. They have sacrificed everything for us, and kept fighting. They sacrificed their lives, their families, the things they love, and their everyday lives to keep our country safe.

    Veterans gave everything that they have to keep everyone they love safe, even if they do not know, personally, who they were saving. The men and women that fought for America do not just have to be out in a tank or in a plane to save our country. Our heroes cooked, fixed planes and tanks, and some were safe behind a computer screen. They stopped people who hacked into the database to try to steal information. They also searched for missing people, and our behind-the-screen veterans can save lives. They tracked people that were kid-napped, and saved them from being killed. Not all of our heroes fight on the battlefield.

    Our veterans who fought for our country were courageous, and risked everything that they had to save everyone. No matter what the job, from general to cook, from mechanic to field agent, not one of our veterans have let this country die. All veterans showed strength and courage, and we thank them for being America’s heroes.


    Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes

    by Colton Raile

    "And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price,” a line from an  “American Soldier” by Toby Keith, a country music singer that honors American soldiers/veterans with his music. Toby Keith sets a good example for us all to follow.  American Veterans do not and have not gotten enough respect for the difficult and dangerous jobs they have done to keep our country safe. Their sacrifices, all of them made for a good cause, should make the rest of us proud.

    Veterans are American heroes because they are brave. They are brave because they fight for everyone who lives in America and they put themselves second and others first. Veterans risk their lives for people they don’t even know. Selfless because, they are not certain if they will come back to American soil. They are heroes because they fight for our freedom and as for nothing in return.

    When we honor our veterans it is important to remember all who have served in the military, not just the soldiers. There are lots of other people behind the scenes that deserve credit too such as mechanics and medics. All American heroes should be respected regardless of the role they played.

    People of America should respect veterans for their sacrifice and bravery. Veterans have earned to be respected by all citizens of the USA.  American heroes have made and continue to make a huge sacrifice for their country and Americans should be grateful. Next time you see a Veteran, say, “THANK YOU”!

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  • Indians 5th in Scott City Invite

    The St. Francis Indian wrestling team earned a tie for a 5th place finish at the 34th annual Scott City Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 13. Four Indian wrestlers placed in the top four positions in their respective weight classes. Tiernan Poling placed 2nd at 132 pounds, Cody Baxter placed 3rd at 160, Luin Norris placed 2nd at 195, and Trayton Doyle earned the championship medal at 220.

    Larned won the Scott City Invitational scoring 134.5 team points. Scott City was a very close 2nd with 132.5. Hugoton placed 3rd with 113.5 points. The remainder of the competing teams placed in the following order:  4th - Ulysses 95.5, 5th (tie) - Cimarron 82, 5th (tie)- St. Francis 82, 7th - Lakin 78, 8th - Holly (CO) 69, 9th - Garden Plain 62.5, 10th - Wichita County 58, 11th - Ellis 45, 12th - Thomas More Prep-Marion 31, 13th - Russell 29, 14th - Greeley County 19,15th - Sublette 13, and 16th - Brewster 8.

    Individual results for St. Francis wrestlers are listed below.


    Perla Yanez (2-14) Click here to view Perla's bracket.

    • Quarterfinal - Quentin Pauda (Ulysses) 13-6 won by tech fall over Perla Yanez (St. Francis ) 2-14 (TF-1.5 3:49 (18-1))
    • Cons. Round 1 - Anthony Quintana (Larned) 5-9 won by fall over Perla Yanez (St. Francis ) 2-14 (Fall 4:13)


    Garin Cooper (14-8) scored 4.00 team points. Click here to view Garin's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - Garin Cooper (St. Francis ) 14-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Quarterfinal - Garin Cooper (St. Francis ) 14-8 won by decision over Dominic Eddie (Ulysses) 11-7 (Dec 5-2)
    • Semifinal - Micheal Saenz (Larned) 16-6 won by decision over Garin Cooper (St. Francis ) 14-8 (Dec 9-4)
    • Cons. Semi - Cody Crum (Holly Jr-Sr) 4-1 won by major decision over Garin Cooper (St. Francis ) 14-8 (MD 8-0)


    Aaron White (6-9)  Click here to view Aaron's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - Cody Crum (Holly Jr-Sr) 4-1 won by fall over Aaron White (St. Francis ) 6-9 (Fall 3:20)
    • Cons. Round 1 - Aaron White (St. Francis ) 6-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Cons. Round 2 - Dominic Eddie (Ulysses) 11-7 won by fall over Aaron White (St. Francis ) 6-9 (Fall 3:18)


    Tiernan Poling (18-6) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points. Click here to view Tiernan's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - Tiernan Poling (St. Francis ) 18-6 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Quarterfinal - Tiernan Poling (St. Francis ) 18-6 won by decision over Loren Faurot (Scott City) 1-2 (Dec 3-0)
    • Semifinal - Tiernan Poling (St. Francis ) 18-6 won by fall over Kade Lovelady (Lakin) 4-7 (Fall 4:48)
    • 1st Place Match - Kaden Wren (Scott City) 19-1 won by major decision over Tiernan Poling (St. Francis ) 18-6 (MD 9-1)


    Tyson Poling (2-12)  Click here to view Tyson's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - Tyson Poling (St. Francis ) 2-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Quarterfinal - Johnney Perez (Lakin) 17-4 won by fall over Tyson Poling (St. Francis ) 2-12 (Fall 1:48)
    • Cons. Round 2 - Tyson Poling (St. Francis ) 2-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Cons. Round 3 - Alonso Martinez (Ulysses) 16-6 won by fall over Tyson Poling (St. Francis ) 2-12 (Fall 2:28)


    Cody Baxter (12-7) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points. Click here to view Cody's bracket.

    • Quarterfinal - Cody Baxter (St. Francis ) 12-7 won by fall over Weston Pfeifer (Thomas More Prep-Marian) 8-10 (Fall 1:40)
    • Semifinal - Michael Mendoza (Hugoton) 14-5 won by fall over Cody Baxter (St. Francis ) 12-7 (Fall 3:22)
    • Cons. Semi - Cody Baxter (St. Francis ) 12-7 won by fall over Matthew Boyer (Ulysses) 4-13 (Fall 3:25)
    • 3rd Place Match - Cody Baxter (St. Francis ) 12-7 won by fall over Garet Walker (Cimarron) 8-7 (Fall 2:19)


    Shadyron Blanka (8-11)  Click here to view Shadryon's bracket.

    • Quarterfinal - Manny Mendoza (Hugoton) 17-4 won by fall over Shadyron Blanka (St. Francis ) 8-11 (Fall 0:58)
    • Cons. Round 1 - Shadyron Blanka (St. Francis ) 8-11 received a bye () (Bye)
    • Cons. Semi - Grant Murray (Garden Plain) 11-6 won by fall over Shadyron Blanka (St. Francis ) 8-11 (Fall 1:16)


    Luin Norris (13-8) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points. Click here to view Luin's bracket.

    • Quarterfinal - Luin Norris (St. Francis ) 13-8 won by fall over Theron Wray (Larned) 1-6 (Fall 1:58)
    • Semifinal - Luin Norris (St. Francis ) 13-8 won by fall over Blake Hernandez (Wichita Co-Leoti) 6-8 (Fall 0:57)
    • 1st Place Match - Josh Seabolt (Cimarron) 18-0 won by fall over Luin Norris (St. Francis ) 13-8 (Fall 2:55)


    Trayton Doyle (7-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points. Click here to view Trayton's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - Trayton Doyle (St. Francis ) 7-0 won by fall over Taylor Heili (Scott City) 2-9 (Fall 1:16)
    • Quarterfinal - Trayton Doyle (St. Francis ) 7-0 won by fall over Adolfo Mendoza (Ulysses) 1-9 (Fall 1:39)
    • Semifinal - Trayton Doyle (St. Francis ) 7-0 won by fall over Ethan Swaffer (Garden Plain) 11-8 (Fall 1:46)
    • 1st Place Match - Trayton Doyle (St. Francis ) 7-0 won by decision over David Cruz (Hugoton) 13-5 (Dec 6-3)


    Seth Hilt (4-11)  Click here to view Seth's bracket.

    • Champ. Round 1 - David Cruz (Hugoton) 13-5 won by fall over Seth Hilt (St. Francis ) 4-11 (Fall 1:49)
    • Cons. Round 1 - Seth Hilt (St. Francis ) 4-11 received a bye () (Bye)

    Cons. Round 2 - Josh Kramer (Larned) 12-7 won by fall over Seth Hilt (St. Francis ) 4-11 (Fall 0:24)

    The Indians will wrestle in the Atwood Invitational on Saturday, January 20th.

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  • NWKL Basketball Tournament Approaching

    The Northwest Kansas League Basketball Tournament will be held on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, January 16, 19, and 20 in Quinter. The eight NWKL teams will be vying for the tournament championship during three nights of competition.

    Seeding for the tournament was completed on Wednesday, January 10. Results of the seeding is listed below.

    Team Record % Seed



    Record %
    Hoxie 7-0 100 1 Hoxie 7-0 100
    Rawlins County 6-3 66.7 2 Quinter 6-2 75
    St. Francis 5-3 62.5 3 Rawlins County 5-4 55.6
    Dighton 4-4 50 4 Greeley County 4-4 50
    Greeley County 4-4 50 5 St. Francis 4-4 50
    Wallace County 4-5 44.4 6 Dighton 2-6 25
    Quinter 2-6 25 7 Wallace County 2-7 22.2
    Decatur Community 2-7 22.2 8 Decatur Community 2-7 22.2

    St. Francis will play two games on Tuesday evening in Quinter in the opening rounds of the tournament. The Indians will play Wallace County in the JV Gym at 3:00 p.m. The Lady Indians will play at 6:00 p.m. against Greeley County in the JV Gym at Quinter High School.

    On Friday evening, the Indians will play at 3:00 p.m. and the Lady Indians will play at 6:00 p.m. The opponents for Friday night's games will be determined by the outcome of Tuesday's games.

    Click here to view the GIRLS tournament bracket.

    Click here to view the BOYS tournament bracket.

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